Monday, August 13, 2012

Great day hiking activity for kids: Singing songs

Singing songs can lift spirits on any day hike.
Photo courtesy of DHDesign / Photoree.
Generally, exploring and discovery is enough for kids, but sometimes even they can grow bored with that and become restless. Remember that they naturally have shorter attention spans than adults.

Fortunately, there are lots of tried and true activities you can do on the trail that’ll keep kids from getting bored. Among them is singing songs.

Think of camping songs, driving songs or standards that everyone knows or can quickly learn (such as “This Land is Your Land” or “On Top of Old Smokey”). Materials: None needed. Ages 3 and up.

Read more about day hiking with children in my Hikes with Tykes guidebooks.

Learn about more than a hundred other hiking diversions for kids in Hikes with Tykes: Games and Activities.